40 years ago, a film came out that created an image of man so terrifying, it forever left a mark on a small town in North Georgia.
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5 prints of the Chattooga River by Rabun County resident and Photographer Peter McIntosh.
Check out a short video of his work; we first discovered Peter when he presented at the Timpson Creek Gallery during the Chattooga River Festival at an event called 'Deliverance, Redemption, Salvation.'
Please view the selected photographs below.
Limited edition glass bowls inspired by the Chattooga River, created by Director, Kevin Walker's Mom Bobbi Walker. See her make them and please help us by donating to get one!
Bobbi Walker, who has worked with glass for the last seven years. She uses 2 pieces of glass, fusing them together to create a layered image. Each one is numbered, signed and inscribed with the title of our film.
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We really need your help in order to capture the area, the people of Rabun County and the river (Kevin, the director, hopes to fly an aericam carrying a high def camera over the Chattooga river!)
Your donations will also enable us to get a rough edit completed before our follow up trip to GA this fall, as well as conduct interviews with the rest of the Deliverance cast here in Los Angeles. Thank you so much for checking out our campaign! We really appreciate anyway you can help spread the word.
- Cory Welles (Producer)
As a medium, film has a staggering amount of power; it has the ability to shape our dreams, mold our perceptions and instill fear in everyday people like few other forms of entertainment. The best films, and in particular the best horror films, amplify our natural emotions and are able to leave a lasting impact on our perceptions and emotions. Deliverance is a horror film in the truest sense.
What’s so powerful about the film is how grounded it seems. It’s not about ghosts or the devil or a man in a leather mask chasing after you with a chainsaw. It’s about the worst elements of human society. This film could happen to you.
By creating such a vivid portrait of the worst case scenario to ever hit a group of men rafting through the backwoods, they also created a stereotype that would enter pop culture forever. The film has been laughed at, feared, referenced, parodied and by showing the basest elements of humanity, created a lasting impact on how many audience members perceive country living.
When we heard there was going to be a festival in Rabun County, where the film was originally shot, we immediately thought what a great documentary it would make. In the vein of Picture This, which reunites the cast and crew of The Last Picture Show with the city of Archer, Texas, it could follow the film’s effect on residents of Rabun County and their perceptions on how the film has affected their area. Little did we know how much the film had changed Rabun County.
Not only has the film had both a positive and negative effect on the perceptions of the citizens of Rabun County, it has had a tremendous impact on the conservation of the Chattooga River. We felt the documentary could tell both stories; those of the people who were affected by the negative portrayal of living in a rural area and the efforts that were taken after the film was released to protect the natural scenic beauty that made Lewis, Ed, Bobby and Drew go on their fateful trip down the Cahulawassee River...
We want to capture the true essence of Rabun County.
- Kevin Walker (Director)
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